Newsfeed Sunday, July 7

Latest news and happenings of Afghanistan and region…


  • 7 Jul 2019 Share this post

    First Center for Distribution of Electronic ID Cards Opens In Herat

    Local officials have reported that the first center for distribution of electronic ID cards opened in Herat.

    Abdul Qayum Rahimi, governor of Herat, Ahmad Jawid Rasuli head of Central Statics Organization along with elders and government officials inaugurated the first center for distribution of ID cards on Sunday, Herat press office said.

    Head of Central Statistics Organization said that based on the needs the number of centers for distribution of ID cards will increase in the province.

    It is stated that 60 employees work in the center and on daily basis they provide services for 1000 individuals.

    Meanwhile, Central Statistics Organization has announced that so far 85000 and 301 citizens have received Electronic ID cards.

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    IS-K Recruitment In-Charge Detained in Kunduz

    Provincial officials have reported that the in charge of recruitment of IS-K was arrested in Kunduz province.

    As a result of Kunduz police special forces operation in Imam Saheb district of Kunduz, a key member of IS-K terrorist group was detained, Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Sunday.

    The Ministry further added that, the detainee is by the name of Amin known as Aqa who has been IS-K in charge of recruitment in Kunduz province.

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    Pompeo: Americans Should be Glad to See Afghans Sitting with Afghans

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote on Twitter that all Americans should be happy to see Afghans sitting with Afghans to begin the task of ending Afghanistan’s conflict and building a shared future.

    “The intra-Afghan Conference for Peace in Dogs had been a long time coming”, Pompeo added.

    He said that it is great to see senior government, civil society, women and Taliban representatives at one table together.

    The intra-Afghan talks started on Sunday at Doha, Qatar and is supposed to go on for two days.

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    Potzel: Circle of Violence Must Come to an End

    Addressing the opening of Intra-Afghan dialogue at Doha, Germany’s Special Envoy Markus Potzel said “all Afghan participants are agreeing to engage in a constructive dialogue because of all the suffering which the Afghan people have endured and are still enduring”.

    He said that after so many years, the circle of violence must come to an end said and that history will remember those who were able to set their differences aside for the sake of the country.

    “Afghanistan wants and deserves peace, a peace that protects the rights of all Afghan citizens, especially women and minorities, and that leaves the region and the world more secure,” Potzel added.

    Markus Potzel gave the opening address at the Intra-Afghan dialogue which is taking place for two days in Doha, Qatar.
    It is seen as such a momentous dialogue that even US-Taliban talks have been paused for it.

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    World Bank Appoints New Country Director for Afghanistan

    The newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan, Henry Kerali, joined the Kabul office.

    Henry Kerali is succeeding Shubham Chaudhuri who completed his term as the Country Director for Afghanistan.

    Henry Kerali, a Ugandan national, joined the World Bank in 2003 and has held several leadership positions across the Bank. He recently served as the Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the Africa Region.

    “I am honored to be assigned as the World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan to help the Afghan people in their journey toward a better future,” said Henry Kerali.

    “The World Bank Group has been a major development partner of Afghanistan in the last 18 years and we are committed to continuing our support and deepening the engagement. Together with international partners, we stand by the government and the people at this critical time aiming to further boost shared prosperity and reduce poverty in the country.”

    Before serving as Country Director in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Henry worked as the World Bank’s Regional Director for the South Caucasus, based in Georgia. His experience spans across different regions of the world including Latin America, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and Europe and Central Asia.

    Before joining the World Bank, Henry was a Professor at the University of Birmingham, England, specializing in the development of transport infrastructure. He holds a BSc (Eng.) degree from Makerere University, and MSc and PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK.

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    MoE: Sides Involved in War Should Observe the Safety & Security of Educational Centers & Students

    In reaction to the car bomb explosion that occurred on Sunday morning in the center of Ghazni province, the Ministry of Education has called on all sides involved in the war to observe the safety of educational centers, students and MoE employees.

    In a message announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Education, it was stated that in the explosion that occured in Ghazni city, some students of a private school were injured.

    The ministry has not clarified about the number of injured students.

    The ministry has also urged the health officials of Ghazni province to not neglect the treatment of injured students.

    In the meantime, 50 students were injured in last week’s suicide attack in Kabul which received the reaction of the ministry of education and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

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    Developing: 12 Killed and 179 Injured in Ghazni Explosion

    Wahidullah Mayar, the spokesperson of Ministry of Public Health has announced that in Sunday’s explosion in Ghazni, a total of 12 people were killed and 179 others were injured.

    Local officials earlier reported that more than 100 people were killed and injured in car bomb explosion in Ghazni province.

    Ghazni press office said in a statement that in the car bomb explosion that occurred on Sunday morning on NDS PD6 in Shamir area of Ghazni center, 2 NDS personnel and 4 civilians were killed and 9 NDS personnel and 87 civilians were injured which most of them are school students.

    A health team from Ministry of Defense has arrived in Ghazni to treatment of the injured individuals of the incident, as per Ghazni press office.

    The press office further added that, the previous report which said that 8 security personnel were killed was reported mistakenly.

    The blast occurred in the center of Ghazni city early on Sunday morning and some minutes later the Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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    Developing: Ghazni Explosion Leaves More Than 100 Killed & Wounded

    Local officials reported that more than 100 people were killed and injured in car bomb explosion in Ghazni province.

    Ghazni press office said in a statement that in the car bomb explosion that occurred on Sunday morning on NDS PD6 in Shamir area of Ghazni center, 2 NDS personnel and 4 civilians were killed and 9 NDS personnel and 87 civilians were injured which most of them are school students.

    A health team from Ministry of Defense has arrived in Ghazni to treatment of the injured individuals of the incident, as per Ghazni press office.

    The press office further added that, the previous report which said that 8 security personnel were killed was reported mistakenly.

    The blast occurred in the center of Ghazni city early on Sunday morning and some minutes later the Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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    Five Key Members Of Taliban Insurgents Killed & Three Injured In Daikundi

    Five key members of Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were injured in a clash with Afghan National Police (ANP).

    The clash took place while a group of Taliban insurgents attacked Afghan National Police check post in Kejran district of Daikundi.

    Additionally, Mir Sahib, a senior member of Taliban insurgents was arrested in an operation conducted by Afghan National Police (ANP) in Obe district of Herat.

    Mir Sahib was the main planner and organizer of terrorist attacks in Obe district and as well as in different parts of the Herat.

    In another news, the General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) discovered and seized 200kg of explosives during a search operation in the vicinity of the Faiz Abad City of Badakhshan.

    Three suspects were arrested on accusation of this seizure while they were transferring the explosives to Taliban terrorists.
    GCPSU seized three rifles as well.

    In another report, General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) seized 10kg of explosives during a search operation in Faiz Abad City of Badakhshah.
    The explosives recovered from a residence.

    Finally, the Afghan National Police (ANP) discovered and detected two roadside bombs, placed by terrorists in Algadi and Astaki villages, Zazai Maidan district of Khost.

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    Developing: 12 Killed and 49 Injured in Ghazni

    The explosion in Ghazni perpetrated by Taliban has claimed the lives of 12 people including 8 security personnel and 4 civilians. 49 civilians have also been injured.

    Taliban in a statement claimed the responsibility of the car bomb explosion in Ghazni province.

    Around 8:30 AM, Sunday morning, a car bomb explosion occurred near the National Directorate of Security station in Ghazni province.

    So far one person is killed and more than 20 others have been injured and most of them are civilians and students.

    The injured have already been transferred to public hospitals of Ghazni province as per Ghazni Press Office.

    More details as follows.

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    Developing: Taliban Claims Responsibility of Attack in Ghazni

    Taliban in a statement claimed the responsibility of the car bomb explosion in Ghazni province.

    Around 8:30 AM, Sunday morning, a car bomb explosion occurred near the National Directorate of Security station in Ghazni province.

    So far one person is killed and more than 20 others have been injured and most of them are civilians and students.

    The injured have already been transferred to public hospitals of Ghazni province.

    More details as follow

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    Breaking: Explosion in Ghazni

    An explosion has been reported on Sunday morning in Ghazni province.

    According to the reports, an explosion occurred in the surrounding of Ghazni province.

    It is said that the explosion happened in the surrounding of PD3 of Ghazni.

    More details as follows.

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    Khalilzad Says Substantive Progress Made in Talks with Taliban

    US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on Twitter that after 6 days of consultations, the current talks were “the most productive session to date”.

    “We made substantive progress on all 4 parts of peace agreement: counter terrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, participation in intra-Afghan dialogue, and negotiations, and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire”, Khalilzad explained on Twitter.

    The US-Taliban talks of this time were the seventh such talks between the two parties since last year. The previous couple of talks have also been held in Doha, Qatar, like the present one.

    The US-Taliban negotiations have paused just for two days and is set to resume on July 9 once the the intra-Afghan dialogue is set to conclude in Doha. It is said that based on the conclusions of agreement regarding main points between US and Taliban, a path for meaningful intra-Afghan talks would be paved.